Does your website have an FAQ page? Lots of companies do. Any web designer will tell you customers love FAQs.
If you have one, what’s on yours?
Chances are it’s a combination of all three. FAQ pages can all too easily become a dumping ground for random pieces of information.
We might not like to admit it, because we feel like an FAQ page is a signal to customers that we’re a helpful brand, but an FAQ page is basically any website’s graveyard. They’re populated by little headstones with question marks at the end.
If an FAQ page is genuinely providing answers customers want to know all the time, then surely these are some of the most important pieces of information on your company’s website?
That being the case, there’s strong argument that even having an FAQ page is a sign there are real problems with a company’s content marketing strategy and/or website design. If a customer is going to an FAQ page, it’s because you’ve failed to provide the information they need where they need it.
Far from being helpful, the argument goes, an FAQ page is effectively poor customer service. Think of it from the customer’s perspective. They couldn’t find the info they wanted where they needed it, so they clicked on the FAQ page as a last resort, then had to trawl through a list of questions to see if their query was answered there.
That search also interrupts a purchase decision (possibly at the very last minute, as your customer goes in search of your shipping policy, for example). Disaster!
So, should you be deleting your FAQ page?
Not necessarily. Google does actually crawl FAQ pages and if your answer is concise and complete, it could still drive organic traffic to your website. But:
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